Paul Giamatti

Biography: Paul Giamatti is the son of A. Bartlett Giamatti, the youngest president of Yale University and later, the 7th Commissioner of Major League Baseball. His mother, Toni Smith, was a teacher at Hopkins School. Before his career took off, he attended Choate Rosemary Hall (a boarding school), was an English major at Yale, and received a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama. Afterwards, his career received a boost when Howard Stern praised Giamatti's performance often on his radio program, calling for him to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in his film "Private Parts". Although that would never happen, he would later go on to appear in supporting roles in big-budget films such as The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, The Negotiator, and others. His most acclaimed performances to date include his lead roles in American Splendor and Sideways. He has won a SAG award for Best SupportingPaul Giamatti is the son of A. Bartlett Giamatti, the youngest president of Yale University and later, the 7th Commissioner of Major League Baseball. His mother, Toni Smith, was a teacher at Hopkins School. Before his career took off, he attended Choate Rosemary Hall (a boarding school), was an English major at Yale, and received a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama. Afterwards, his career received a boost when Howard Stern praised Giamatti's performance often on his radio program, calling for him to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in his film "Private Parts". Although that would never happen, he would later go on to appear in supporting roles in big-budget films such as The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan, The Negotiator, and others. His most acclaimed performances to date include his lead roles in American Splendor and Sideways. He has won a SAG award for Best Supporting Actor for Cinderella Man but lost the Academy Award and Golden Globe to George Clooney. He has also been nominated for and won several critics' awards. Expand

Paul Giamatti's Scores

Average career score: 60
Highest Metascore: 96 12 Years a Slave
Lowest Metascore: 29 Ratchet & Clank
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 52
  2. Negative: 4 out of 52
52 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
69 Cinderella Man Jun 3, 2005 Joe Gould 9.0
75 One Cut, One Life May 13, 2015 Himself 9.0
90 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Sergeant Hill / Sgt. Hill 8.9
68 The Illusionist Aug 18, 2006 Inspector Uhl 8.8
59 Confidence Apr 25, 2003 Gordo 8.7
67 Private Parts Mar 7, 1997 Kenny 8.7
62 The Negotiator Jul 29, 1998 Rudy 8.6
36 Big Fat Liar Feb 8, 2002 Marty Wolf 8.5
40 Duets Sep 15, 2000 Todd Woods 8.3
43 Paycheck Dec 25, 2003 Shorty 8.2
49 Shoot 'Em Up Sep 7, 2007 Hertz 8.1
80 Love & Mercy Jun 5, 2015 Dr. Eugene Landy / Dr. Eugene Landy 8.1
96 12 Years a Slave Oct 18, 2013 Theophilus Freeman / Theophilus Freeman 8.0
42 Fred Claus Nov 9, 2007 Nick 'Santa' Claus 7.9
90 American Splendor Aug 15, 2003 Harvey Pekar 7.9
76 The Last Station Dec 4, 2009 Vladimir Chertkov 7.7
64 Robots Mar 11, 2005 Tim The Gate Guard 7.7
75 Win Win Mar 18, 2011 Mike Flaherty 7.7
65 Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 Ralph 7.7
72 Straight Outta Compton Aug 14, 2015 Jerry Heller 7.6
71 Trumbo Jun 27, 2008 Himself 7.5
51 Love, Marilyn Nov 30, 2012 Cast / Himself 7.5
86 Ernest & CĂ©lestine Feb 28, 2014 Rat Judge 7.5
70 The Little Prince Aug 5, 2016 The Academy Teacher 7.5
85 April and the Extraordinary World Mar 25, 2016 Pizoni 7.4
63 The Congress Aug 29, 2014 Cast / Dr. Baker / Dr. Barker 7.3
48 The Hawk Is Dying Mar 30, 2007 George Gattling 7.2
50 Storytelling Jan 25, 2002 Toby Oxman ('Non-Fiction') / Toby Oxman (Segment "Non-Fiction") 7.2
67 The Ides of March Oct 7, 2011 Tom Duffy 7.1
94 Sideways Oct 22, 2004 Miles / Miles 7.0